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What will you all do?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by The Craftsman, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. The Craftsman

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    ... when they finally pull the plug on UO?

    This is not a troll ... its a genuine question as to what happens to the dedicated lifelong fans and addicts. yes ... addicts. as there are a whole load of people keeping this game alive with their addiction, when they pull the plug. The fear of losing all their 'stuff', none of which really belongs to them keeps them playing and paying.

    So .. cometh the day ... and it will come, sooner than rather than later, what will you do? Forget UO? Play on an unofficial server? Find another game? How will you replace UO, or will you just give up and reminisce?
     
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    I remember reading a post like this back in 2000, then again in 2005, then yet again in 2010... :D Next year, my characters turn 18. 3 years after that, they can legally drink ale. I hope I'm still alive when they can retire and collect Social Security.
     
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    I would have taken this a bit more seriously if The Craftsman had not made suggestions and merely let me chose my own response.
     
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  4. The Craftsman

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    *sigh* It will end. If you think any differently the you are in denial. My question was what you will do when it ends ... not a request for misplaced responses with emotional crap about how it will last forever.
     
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  5. kelmo

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    Nothing lasts forever. Until then. I will ride it for all it is worth.
     
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  6. The Craftsman

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    choose your own response . it wasnt a multiple choice answer. typical response from a hasbeen mod.
     
  7. kelmo

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    *smiles* I choose to keep playing then. I will discuss the demise of UO when it happens.
     
  8. The Craftsman

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    If youre not going to answer the question posed in the thread, then why bother replying at all? I guess some people just like the attention eh?
     
  9. popps

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    When that day comes, I will make up my mind as to what to do next ......... until then, I just keep walking the UO journey and enjoying it..........
     
  10. kelmo

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    I did answer. You just dismissed my response.
     
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    I've been tempering my addiction for years by feeding it a steady diet of alternative games. I know there will be a time when UO goes *Poof* and when it does I'll lose all my stuff, but I'll still have a home, it just might not be in Britannia.
     
  12. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    Shards, Shroud of the Avatar, or whatever else may be out there. Different games for different moods for me. I usually keep one or two for each favored genre such as...

    MMO: UO and soon Shards/Shroud of the Avatar*
    RPG: Shroud of the Avatar
    ARPG: Path of Exile
    Turn-Based Strategy: Civ and HoMM series (VI being the latest one and MUCH better than V)

    *SotA is kind of a cross-over so it gets mention in both. Beyond that, I have plenty of things going on sucking away my time.

    Waiting on the High Res Artwork upgrade makes it a bit easier in my view to keep an eye out for the Next Thing™. Without it, IMO UO's time will be less than it could be.
     
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  13. BeaIank

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    I will dance to this then move on other games and likely go back to playing my NES, SNES, NEOGEO and Genesis more often.
     
  14. Zuckuss

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    No offense to the OP, but people have been preaching the end of UO since 1998.
     
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    Well like someone else said, it won't last forever. It will last as long as it can and we'll keep playing it until the end of course.

    I have never played a game until it closed down, but when it happens to UO I know I won't be sad..it's just a game after all.

    What matters to me is the friendships I've forged and the things I've learned in my time here. I have screenshots that I will keep forever, as we do in real life and thanks to the internet I can still keep in touch with the people I've played with.

    So to answer the question? What will I do when UO ends? I will say thank you to the team for the years of good memories and fun times, wish them well in whatever path they chose to follow next, uninstall and log in to one of the many other games that I play.

    Until then I will keep picking my coffee bean pods, keep taming and training various critters, keep designing and re-designing my home and enjoy my time :)
     
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  16. Kylie Kinslayer

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    Well... once the ride comes to an end I will sit back in my chair.. run all of the screenshots I have collected over the years (there are thousands of them) on a continual loop and try to convince my brain it is still playing...
     
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    I imagine most of us will either find another game or migrate to one of the unofficial shards that will see a spike in players when/if they pull the plug.
     
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    I guess I will just have more time to play another game...
     
  19. Uriah Heep

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    What to do when they pull the plug?

    Guess I'll start talking to the wife...



    nah, Just Kidding!!!! buahaha
     
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    I don't think this game will ever go. It may go dormant with no upgrades or fixes but as long there's even a slight profit margin someone will buy this cow and milk it.

    If by chance it does go down, I'm sure one of the many great programmers we have playing will put an exact replica up. It's not like it's impossible to create any era of UO there is cause there's already multiple versions already out there.
     
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    Try being more original and less biased if you want creative and constructive responses.
     
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    If UO dies, I already have Shroud of the Avatar as a backup to comfort me while I grieve for the death of the best game ever created.
     
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    I might run my own shard for myself or any friends who might want to fart around, but I doubt it. But probably nothing. Just do what I regularly do in my spare time, read, single player stuff, go outside, whatever.
     
  24. Dag Nabbit

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    UO will end? Never. There will be a Holodeck app available on a starbase that will be celebrating the 3,000th year of Ultima Online.
     
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    I will probably stop playing games altogether. I have played many games since my first ever game of Ultima Online, and I have NEVER gotten the satisfaction that I have found from this game. So I always gravitate back towards this game eventually. So here I am, and I will be here until they pull the plug.....and after they do...I think I am done playing games. I might just find a life hehe.
     
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    Free shards maybe, Shards Online maybe, Dragon Age Inquisition perhaps, Fallout Online perhaps, maybe even UO2? Im sure something will rescue my addiction !!!
     
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    Since I know I can install an admin version of UO on my computer, I feel I will always be able to have UO and roam the lands, which is really one of my most favorite things to do in UO anyway, along with dyeing things crazy hues.

    :)

    The only problem in trying to install that by myself is I could never get the spawners to work, so the lands were empty except for my char.

    My teenage son showed me how to do it a few years ago, wish he was still living at home so he could get it working for me. Now he can legally drink!

    Hint Hint: You need that program that shaves your face is all I can remember right now to have an admin version (you're the boss) of UO on your hard drive.
     
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    I'm not worried about it, as I completely expect UO to outlive me.
     
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    As I've posted before- I have been here since beta and I will leave the game the way I came in. When the shutdown is announced, I will take the first character I created (Nu'Sair), wipe him of his skills, take everything off him except a couple of pick axes/shovels and tinker tools. Dress him in his newbie clothes (yes, I still have them) and go to the Brit cross roads in Fel and mine. Maybe I'll even get lucky and get PK'ed one last time just as the servers go down.

    After that, I'll probably find another game and try to decided what to do with the $$ in my account each month from not paying for 4 accounts.
     
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    Methinks the OP needs a hug and some attention.
    Sometime down the road when they do pull the plug we will simply all stop playing.
    Not too hard to figure that one out Einstein.
    Nice try starting crap though using words like addict and give up.
    Next time you should maybe not start a topic by incorrectly answering your own question before the thread starts :)
     
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    There's a outside?


    I'll play more pogo.
     
  32. Uvtha

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    Yeah it's all dirty and full of bugs... terrible place.
     
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    probably realize i wasted 17 years of my life playing some crappy game and hang myself lol. nah i dunno. hopefully ill get out before it shuts down.
     
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    I'm going to Disneyland!!
     
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    Been there. Tried the quitting thing. Came back. I'd lay odds that the devs would bring UO back too, if they ever tried turning off the servers. Either that, or someone would run a kickstarter to buy the rights and run our own "official" servers.
     
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    Or just do it for free like everyone else. :p
     
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    Same here. Quit three times. Have come back just as often.

    Tried one of those, which I don't think exists anymore. Hated it. I think that's one of the things that had me coming back to UO as often as I did - all my characters were established, skills were (mostly) worked (*cough* Taming *cough*), and I could pick up where I left off (for pvm anyway, which is all I intended to do for the month I originally planned on reactivating for.)

    As for the OP's question: This has been the only MMO I've ever played, and it will remain that way. I'll still have my PS3, 3DS, etc. for gaming, concerts throughout the year (I'm in two community bands, I play Trombone) and complaining about sports on a daily basis.
     
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    Same thing I did when they closed the SWG servers: find another game to play. Life moves on.
     
  39. Aran

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    I've been keeping my accounts open due to inertia, but I rarely play. Most of my MMO time gets spent in ArcheAge lately

    Edit: Whoa, who ate my profile picture?
     
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    I shall sit down at a nice spot in the finale minutes as the sun sets.
    All you can do , also take a bunch of screenys
     
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    I would find a new hobby. It may be gaming related or it may not. Right now, I think I would be looking at Shards.
     
  42. MalagAste

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    I don't know... I've considered this thought a few times. Even considered what I'd do if I ever "quit" UO. First off I don't see myself quitting. Do I see myself playing an UN-official shard.... not really. Most the problems with those stem from those who run them... and well I could see that being bad. Besides which I'd have to return to 2d. Never really want to do that again.

    I am fairly certain I won't be playing SotA... I'm not on the Garriott bandwagon. I don't see myself going there. Shards Online... questionable. Depends on how PvP and things are handled in that game... if it's just a free for all.... NO... won't be doing that. OU was good in the early days because it's concept was novel... But to go back to that sort of playstyle now... ruins it for me. I'm old. My reflexes aren't what they once were and to be a constant victim isn't appealing.

    Would I go play FFIV with my son. Highly doubt it. I HATE leveler games. May as well play WoW if I wanted that! *vomits*.... No I don't think so. Not really liking the PvP or fight styles that EQ has... don't like their targeting system... and my PC isn't up to the mark for Landmark right now.... Mostly all I can do there of late is log in and pay my upkeep on my plots not really much fun.

    Most likely I'd probably bite the bullet and play an Unofficial shard.. much as I wouldn't want to... Probably play more Arcane Legends... but that gets old fast. Maybe I'd actually work on those things I originally bought a PC for in the first place... Which would be putting my photos to digital... and maybe.... just maybe I'd write that trilogy I been wanting to write.

    Dunno might just see what my friends would be wanting to do and go join them in some new adventure. Hard to say. Imagine I'll find out when the time comes.
     
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    *HITS IGNORE BUTTON* DONT WANNA HER DIS STUFFS AGAIN
     
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    UO will never die, one way or the other it will always be around
     
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    I'm just saying, I don't see the point of trying to buy the rights to the game when you can run you own shard for free. Having the rights wouldn't make the experience any better, and would be a massive chore (if it were even possible) especially for a game that would have proved it can no longer maintain a paying playerbase.
     
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    I'll have a life just like any other time when I'm not playing UO.
     
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    KINS BEES INA YOOS LIFE?? :heart::heart:
     
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    I disagree... by buying "Rights" to the game if you did buy UO from EA which I doubt very much they would really give up... but say you could... That would allow you all the right to actually turn around and invest what really should have been put into UO long ago and bring all of what makes UO wonderful... into the 21'st Century and would allow you to "recreate" UO as you see fit... which would include moving it out of a tile based format and into a true 3d format.... it can be done.... using the new technology available that EQ Landmark uses you could litterally "build" a world where when you chop a tree it is gone... *granted it will respawn in the area later it is gone it falls.... like a tree should* Where when you mine the earth you really do dig a hole in the soil and leave a mark *that mark does fill in after awhile but you do dig in and do actually remove earth* Where you can build FAR more indepth than just dropping a plot on a flat spot. All housing is unique not only to where it is built but by who builds it and everything. Where you can choose to build below or on or above the ground... small and large depends on how much you want to pay to maintain. So in concept a group could get together and literally build their own town.

    Now depending on how it was done this version of UO would have all the right dungeons, all the right cities.... all the right land.... and more. Yes done right buying UO and redoing it to be what it should have become..... would and could give all over MMORPG's a run for their money.

    With the targetting of UO... monsters, taming and all the bells and whistles we are used to with a true 3d environment we can really build on and with a good and proper sized development team devoted to UO one who knows the history of UO and the history of Ultima could pull UO back into the game world.... of course this would take years but in the meantime one could better manage the flow of cash NOT selling crap in the Origin store where you can't really sell stuff... but actually making sales that mean something adding stuff to the store... such as things folk have asked for... and such would maintain the current playerbase and could even improve things in folk just knowing that EA no longer holds like a strangling cloud of poisonous gas over UO might actually bring BACK players... allowing you to have time and a small but growing budget to really fix UO the way it should be.

    I think if it were taken over by the right minded individuals with the right funding to back them and perhaps they do the pay to develop plan like many others including Garriott and his SotA... I think UO could be given new life. I wouldn't ever sell it short.... the potential for greatness is still here. Just with all EA has taken away from UO... Broadsword in it's current state could never pull UO out of the hole it's in now... Though I don't want to downplay the current team as they are doing wonders for UO right now.... and have the potential to do more... I just don't see them being able to put UO back in competition with things like WoW or EQ Next or anything. While UO will ALWAYS have better content hands down than any of that... I'm afraid that without modern graphics and design and all.... and still being tile based... so long as UO remains what it is now.. it will never be back in the running. It should be able to carry on though.
     
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    people will always diss any suggestion there little world will ever end... wsome folks have spent 10s of thousands of real dollars on pixel rare because this is there thing.... to be fiar it will end.. there no doubt about that.. it cant run indefinate.. what will i do... no idea... it will be a big sad day.. cry...lol... take a frew screen shots then move on with life i guess
     
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    Yes, but my point is you could be doing all that right now, and people are. RG could be running a free shard right now if he cared to, but I think rather than relive the past someone like him or anyone who isn't a nostalgic ex-UO player would rather move on, and as we can see he has.

    I think the notion that EA has a "poisonous strangle hold" over UO is kinda silly. Not only would there be no UO if it had not been for EA, I really doubt that EA people have much direct impact on UO development at all. In EA terms its a very tiny product.

    Plus, the ultimate freedom would be having no vested interest in the development of a game, where the devs and players could have exactly the stuff they wanted, and no one could say boo. That of course (for better, worse or both) is how free shards are now.